Category: News

Congratulations to Jonathan Triffitt
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Congratulations to Jonathan Triffitt

Today was Jonathan Triffitt’s induction at St Mary’s Blandford – Jonathan is  great friend and Trustee of Cress.  When he was the rector of St James Devizes – he mobilised the Kajo Keji link and also formalised a partnership between the Church and Cress.  Now he has moved on this is good as the system...

All go in the Cress office today!
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All go in the Cress office today!

Monday morning is always a cress morning as Sophie Blick comes to work with me on cress matters. Di Jeans calls round to meet up with Sophie and myself and we go through the list of children and sponsors to discuss who will follow each package up. This year we have sent every sponsor an envelopes...

We need uniforms, sheets, blankets!!!
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We need uniforms, sheets, blankets!!!

We send more emails to and from South Sudan communicating with Joseph, Joel and Charles about the clinic and realise we need uniforms, sheets, blankets, and mosquito nets!  More shopping for Joseph to do when in Kampala.  Think there are enough funds to get these items!! Oh add paint to the list … the clinic walls will need...

Working with Send a Cow
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Working with Send a Cow

Today I was in contact with Fiona French at Send a Cow (SAC) about the Cress shared work with Send a Cow Uganda (SACU). The plan is to send four of the Cress team – Golda Poni, Yango Yunis, Esther and Agnes – tNorthern Uganda to look  at “peer“ farmers, these are farmers SACU has selected as examples...

The difference solar power will make!
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The difference solar power will make!

We heard from Joseph today – this is what he said: “I am back to kajokeji. We are expecting the beds to reach here on Sunday and on Monday, we will deliver to Liwolo. Regarding the solar the technician assured me that that is enough to charge computers, phones, TV and Fridge. I do not...

Caroline Lamb meets Bishop Anthony
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Caroline Lamb meets Bishop Anthony

Today Caroline went to meet Bishop Anthony in Abingdon where he was staying for a week – he is over looking for funds for a clinic in Romoggi. Jonathan Triffitt the vicar of St James was there too. It was great to see Anthony and Caroline was able to catch up on all the news and...

Open Garden at Knighton Manor a huge success!
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Open Garden at Knighton Manor a huge success!

On Saturday 6th June the day started promptly at 9.00am with Nigel and Nicky Tinkler brining the furniture from the Village Hall that was needed for Caroline Lamb’s annual garden party.  The wonderful Manns and Rushforths had already visited bringing garden furniture for the event! In spite of cold weather some 82 people came through...

Full steam ahead for Cress!
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Full steam ahead for Cress!

Busy day with Sophie Blick working with Caroline to catch up with the Cress admin, together they worked on the first MailChimp newsletter, which it is planned will go out monthly to the charities regular donors and supporters.  You can sign up to receive the Cress newsletter by visiting our Facebook page, clicking the sign up...

Cress gets their first ever official Polo shirt
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Cress gets their first ever official Polo shirt

Very exciting day as Caroline Lamb went to see Chantal at Top Gear Promotions;– Chantal designs and makes Polo shirts and she is designing the first ever ones for Cress!!  The official “Cress” polo shirts are going to be very popular in September when taken out to South Sudan is planned!

The Evangelical Alliance share their fundraising experience
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The Evangelical Alliance share their fundraising experience

Today Caroline Lamb travelled to London to meet with Nicky Waters and Sue Wilmot from The Evangelical Alliance (www.eauk.org) joined by Adrian Burholt the strategic adviser to Cress. Fantastic day and a great meeting with Nicky and Sue who kindly shared their insights into how Cress might move forward with fund raising strategies.  Cress shall certainly...